Directors

Graham Mascall - Chairman designate

Graham Mascall graduated in 1969 as a mining engineer from the Camborne School of Mines and gained a Master of Engineering, Mineral Economics from McGill University, Montreal in 1972. He developed his career in the mining/mining finance sector and from 1997 to 2001 held various senior level positions including with Billiton PLC. He has acted as a Non-Executive Director on a number of London Listed Mining Companies, and was Chairman of Gemfields plc during its most successful years, most notably from 2009 until June 2017.

David Bourne - Non Executive Director

David is a member of Institute of Chartered Accounts and holds the FCA accreditation. Having built up many years of business and finance experience particularly in the automotive sector, David brings valued expertise to the board to complement the existing composition.

Ian Harebottle-Non-Executive Director

Ian is the former CEO of AIM-listed Gemfields PLC, the world’s largest coloured gemstone mining and marketing company, and former COO and CEO of JSE and AIM listed TanzaniteOne, having spent a combined 15 years managing the underlying activities of these Companies.

At Gemfields Plc, he immediately implemented an aggressive turnaround strategy which saw Gemfields market capitalisation grow from approx $9 million to in excess of $400 million. Ian was instrumental in developing and driving the corporate strategy, as well as the identification and acquisition of a number of key assets, including the now famous Montepuez Ruby Mine, the single largest ruby producing mine in the world.

Richard Lloyd-Non-Executive Director

Richard is a fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (“FIMMM”) and the Geological Society (“FGS”). Richard has over 25 years’ natural resources investment banking and mining geology experience. His geological experience has included diamond exploration as a field geologist and research studies into Kimberlites. Richard was previously a Director in the Resources, Energy Infrastructure team at ANZ Bank London, having joined from Commerzbank AG. He has also held positions at Standard Bank London & Dresdner Kleinwort.

Richard has had experience on a number of London and Australian listed junior mining boards.